[REBOL] Over 40 Platforms make for good press, but.... Re:
From: greg_piney:mcgraw-hill at: 23-Sep-2000 18:25
Those numbers are for the DESKTOP, not the back room where the
real corporate money is made.
[tbrownell--yahoo--com] on 09/23/2000 03:14:41 PM
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Subject [REBOL] Over 40 Platforms make for good press,
Below are some old OS market share stats (no doubt
Unix flavours have grown). It's clear the Microsoft
has the monopoly on OS's. An interesting point..
apparently DOS has a greater market share than Linux
and Unix combined (although this may have changed as
well) and yet there is no Rebol/DOS platform?
Market share of OS's as of July 1999
Windows Flavours 90.5 %
Mac 5 %
Unix Flavours 2.9 %
Total percentage of these OS flavours - 98.4 %
Total percentage of all other platforms - 1.6 %
3 Platforms... Win 95, Win 98 and NT account for 85.6
% of the market.
Source CNET(July 1999):
Any current OS stats kicking around?
Also to note a recent quote regarding Windows ME sales
September 20, 2000, 4:00 p.m. PT
REDMOND, Wash.--Microsoft sold 250,000 copies of its
new Windows operating system for consumers in U.S.
stores during the first four days since it was
released Thursday, according to a report issued by
research firm PC Data.
That put it on track to sell more then 400,000 units
in its first month and more than 1 million units at
retail stores before the end of the year.
Rather than getting into the whole "Microsoft Sucks"
debate which, from a marketing point of view, is
irrelevant, suffice to say that I only see 3
platforms, and at the most, 5 or 6.
The phrase "and it operates on over 40 platforms!!!"
is often heard coming out of my mouth... at least when
clients are around. :)